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Michael Bennett still not a fan of new teammate Jimmy Graham

By Jason Rowan Just because Jimmy Graham now is a member of the Seattle Seahawks, acquired in a blockbuster trade in March -- does not mean that Michael Bennett has changed his original, unflattering opinion of the tight end.  Bennett was asked about the Seahawks’ acquisition of Graham during an appearance Thursday on 710 ESPN Seattle’s “Justin and Gee Show.” “I still...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard: My goal is to play 20 NBA seasons

By Jason Rowan In the midst of his 11th NBA season, Dwight Howard says it is his hope that he can hang around long enough — and remain healthy enough — to achieve what few NBA players have accomplished: Play 20 seasons. The Houston Rockets center stated his career longevity goal on Wednesday, a day when he played against Tim Duncan, one of NBA’s elder statesman, who at 38...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

T’Wolves champion Andrew Wiggins with Rookie of the Year socks (photo)

For all intents and purposes, Minnesota Timberwolves young pup Andrew Wiggins is a virtual lock to win the NBA Rookie of the Year. Still, as teams are wont to do, the T’Wolves are engaging in a promotional campaign on behalf of their budding superstar to boost his R.O.Y. prospects. And how are the Wolves doing...Read More The post T’Wolves champion Andrew Wiggins with Rookie...
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Johnny Manziel lifts spirits of patients during hospital visit (photos)

While Johnny Manziel is expected to be discharged soon, the Cleveland Browns quarterback currently remains in treatment, where he has been since Jan. 28. He apparently is allowed on occasion to take trips away from the unnamed facility, as he did on a golfing trip with family over Easter weekend. Manziel also took some time...Read More The post Johnny Manziel lifts spirits of patients...
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Copeland apologizes for being out late at time of stabbing

By Jason Rowan Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland reportedly is in stable condition following surgery after sustaining stab wounds to his abdomen and left elbow stemming from an incident outside of New York nightclub 1 Oak early Wednesday morning. While Copeland is a victim in the incident, he nevertheless decided to issue a statement apologizing for putting himself in such...
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James Dolan praises Knicks fans, says he won’t second-guess Phil Jackson

New York Knicks owner James Dolan recently expressed a complete belief that team president Phil Jackson has the organization on the right path and that the team’s long-suffering fans completely understand that a massive rebuilding requires time and patience. When asked during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Dolan insisted he has total faith in...Read More The post James...
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Masters rookie drew childhood picture of himself at Augusta

By Jason Rowan Erik Compton received his first invite to play in the Masters this year and made his tournament debut at Augusta National on Thursday. The 35-year-old journeyman golfer must have been especially prescient as a child, because Compton apparently knew at a young age that one day he would be playing in the greatest tournament in all of golf. Compton provided evidence...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ortiz reacts to Boston Marathon bomber guilty verdict

By Jason Rowan David Ortiz wasn’t in the mood to celebrate the news that Dzhokar Tsarnaev, one of the alleged perpetrators of the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon, had been found guilty in federal court on all 30 counts brought against him. Instead, the Boston Red Sox slugger reacted in a much more somber tone, suggesting that no matter what the outcome of the trial had been...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James taunts Bucks fans after three-pointer seals win, No. 2 seed (vid)

LeBron James was in a coldblooded mood after draining a three-pointer late in the game in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 104-99 victory over the host Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. After hitting the clutch three with 14.1 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, James was captured on camera pounding his chest before gesturing to crowd and...Read More The post LeBron James taunts...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

James Harden doesn’t want to discuss possible MVP award, scoring title

James Harden has done a practically superhuman job leading the Houston Rockets (53-24) to near the top of the Western Conference standings, especially given the lengthy absence of center Dwight Howard. Even though the Rockets cannot catch the Golden State Warriors (63-15) for the West’s top seed, the team still has plenty of work left...Read More The post James Harden doesn...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Belichick's end zone camera proposal could cost $20 million

By Jason Rowan New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick didn’t hold back in a diatribe at the NFL owners meetings during which he castigated the league for not embracing his proposal to have four cameras in end zones to better assist officials during replay reviews. NFL head of officials Dean Blandino reportedly was at the meeting when Belichick unleashed his fury. “It’s...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Survey: McIlroy, Fowler more marketable than Woods

By Jason Rowan A survey of 43 marketers, tournament directors and media conducted by Sports Business Daily reveals that when it comes to the marketability of professional golfers, Tiger Woods is starting to lag behind a couple of young guns. The trade magazine’s survey, Darren Rovell reports, found that Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler both sit ahead of their elder statesman Woods...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder does squats with Rougned Odor on his shoulders (video)

Prince Fielder utilized a rather unconventional pregame workout routine to get ready for an exhibition match-up during spring training a few weeks back by doing squats with Texas Rangers teammate Rougned Odor on his shoulders. The video, recorded by Rangers relief pitcher Keone Kela, was posted to Instagram a few weeks back but has just...Read More The post Prince Fielder does squats...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago scribes float Kris Bryant conspiracy theory about game postponement

One less game played without Kris Bryant, another bullet dodged by the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs were scheduled to host the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field for the team’s second game of the season. The team instead pulled the trigger early in the afternoon and declared that the game was postponed...Read More The post Chicago scribes float Kris Bryant conspiracy...
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Tom Brady’s QB guru: I’ve seen improvement in Geno Smith during tutelage

Geno Smith has been working for the past two months under the tutelage of Tom House on the USC campus and the renowned quarterback whisperer acknowledged that he has seen improvement in the New York Jets quarterback who is headed into a make-or-break third NFL season. House, who has worked with such signal-caller greatness like...Read More The post Tom Brady’s QB guru: I’ve...
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Hawks sign 8-year-old boy with leukemia to one-day contract

By Jason Rowan In another installment of the kind of story that never gets old, the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday signed Georgia native Lake Bozman, an eight-year-old boy with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, to a one-day contract, per an official team release. Bozman was the recipient of the honor as part of “Bert’s Big Adventure,” a non-profit organization that provides families with...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson serves same Masters Champions Dinner menu as in 2013 (pic)

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it apparently is Bubba Watson’s credo when it comes to planning a menu for some pretty esteemed company, as the 2014 Masters champion served the exact same meal as he did in 2013 following his triumph at Augusta National Golf Club the previous year. Watson opted to again go...Read More The post Bubba Watson serves same Masters Champions Dinner...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson on unflattering poll: ‘I need to improve as a man’

By Jason Rowan  Bubba Watson publicly is taking in stride the results of an unflattering poll that indicated he might not be the most-liked player on the PGA Tour. Results of a player poll conducted by ESPN were released on Monday, and it wasn’t complimentary to Watson. The odd scenario posed in the question notwithstanding — “_______ is in a fight in the parking lot...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rare Kris Bryant baseball card selling on eBay for … $90,000? (photo)

Kris Bryant didn’t even crack the Chicago Cubs opening day roster this season — albeit with much controversy — in the big leagues, but an incredibly rare baseball card bearing his likeness has been placed for sale on eBay for a stupefying $90,000. The story goes that an anonymous collector pulled the autographed Kris Bryant...Read More The post Rare Kris Bryant baseball card...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods has sweet interaction with his kids at Augusta National (vid)

Tiger Woods not only is the most compelling golfer ahead of the Masters, he is responsible with the most adorable scene to emerge as players prepare for the tournament on the hallowed grounds of Augusta National Golf Club. Woods continued work on his game by playing the front-nine with pal Mark O’Meara, but made sure...Read More The post Tiger Woods has sweet interaction with his...
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Adrian Peterson ‘anxious to start a new chapter,’ get on with his life

While Adrian Peterson’s NFL career remains in limbo — not to mention his future with the Minnesota Vikings — ahead of his meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell and league officials on Tuesday in New York, comments made by the running back indicate he’s ready to move on from the only team with which he has...Read More The post Adrian Peterson ‘anxious to start a new chapter...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Have the new jerseys and helmets for the Browns been leaked? (pics)

While knowledgeable individuals downplay the notion, photographs that recently have been leaked online purportedly reveal the new uniforms and helmets for the Cleveland Browns. Browns wide receiver Brian Hartline on Monday posted an image on Instagram (above) of what appears to be an updated Browns helmet along with the cryptic message, “Getting closer…” Another image...Read...
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Rory McIlroy: ‘I haven’t worked a day in my life'

By Jason Rowan Even though Rory McIlroy has toiled endlessly on the course, in the gym, on the range, everywhere since he was a pint-sized prodigy, the 25-year-old acknowledged in a recent interview that the life of a professional golfer really isn’t a job at all, despite the absurd amount of effort and thousands of hours of practice he has put in to attain the ranking of the...
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Portable toilets arrive at Wrigley Field after restroom disaster

By Jason Rowan Some minor inconveniences were expected after the Chicago Cubs announced that renovations to Wrigley Field were behind schedule and that the first phase of the historic ballpark overhaul wouldn’t be completed in time for Opening Day, not by a long shot. But few could have envisioned a disastrous scenario where the stadium was so ill-prepared for thousands and...
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Russell Westbrook gives All-Star Game MVP car to single mother (pics/vid)

Russell Westbrook proved once again that there is much more than meets the eye when it comes to the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar by donating the car he won for winning the MVP award at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game to a single mother. The recipient of Westbrook’s thoughtful gesture was Kerstin Gonzalez, a 19-year-old...Read More The post Russell Westbrook gives All-Star Game MVP...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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